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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 34 Harriette Street, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
34 Harriette StreetNeutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A very good example of a two storey Federation Queen Anne style house of substantial size and characteristic detailing which is an important character element in its vicinity. Interesting for its sandstone construction and it is representative of the form of development characteristic of the Neutral Bay Land Company subdivision. Part of a collection of large houses in the area which together are characteristic of the area.
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An intact Federation house of substantial size and characteristic detailing which is an important character element in its vicinity. Interesting for its sandstone construction and it is representative of the form of development characteristic of the Neutral Bay Land Company subdivision. Part of a collection of large houses in the area which together are characteristic of the area.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
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Description

Physical description: Two storey house of rusticated sandstone ashlar with a gable roof of terracotta tiles. It features semi-circular arch windows and door openings, squat classical columns to the upper verandah, which has infill windows with semi-circular glazing bars and bracketed gable ends. This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Intact/Good
Further information: Part of the Neutral Bay Land Company subdivision.
Current use: Residential Private

History

Historical notes: In 1889 the Neutral Bay Land Company published a prospectus advertising “choice building sites” and completed houses in Neutral Bay. The company’s architect was Walter Liberty Vernon. James Plummer and Edward Lloyd Jones (of the David Jones store family) had an interest in the company.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
High local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Potential
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High Local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: Good/High
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Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I062602 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931265Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB Oct 92 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181265


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